WHAT TO WATCH FOR: Grueling Upper Midwest Stretch Continues for World of Outlaws

 Sheppard, Larson, Erb, and more prepare for four races in six days SUPERIOR, WI – JULY 12, 2021 – The World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Models are gearing up for one of its toughest weeks of the season. The Series will race four times over six days in three different states.The Most Powerful Late Models on the Planet will run four 40-lap, $10,000-to-win Morton Buildings Features, putting $40,000 on the line if one driver can win them all.The grueling stretch starts with the first mid-week race of the season on Tuesday, July 13, at Gondik Law Speedway in Superior, WI. Then, the Series moves west on Friday, July 16, with a visit to River Cities Speedway in Grand Forks, ND. It’s the only trip to the Peace Garden state in 2021.On Saturday, July 17, the World of Outlaws makes its final trip of the season to Minnesota with the Series’ first visit to I-94 Sure Step Speedway in Fergus Falls, MN.Tickets: https://bit.ly/3vvcMtdThe Northern swing finishes on Sunday, July 18 with the Rumble at the Red Cedar at Red Cedar Speedway in Menomonie, WI.Tickets: https://bit.ly/3guUIexIf you can’t make it to the track, watch all the action live on DIRTVision with the annual Platinum FAST PASS subscription for $299/year or the monthly FAST PASS subscription for $39/month.Here are the top stories to follow this weekend:Rocket Consistency: One of the keys to winning a championship is consistency, and that’s how Brandon Sheppard finds himself at the top of the standings—64 points ahead of Chris Madden.The New Berlin, IL driver only has two wins this season, but has more podium finishes than any other driver (12). That includes a second and third place finish last weekend at Jackson Motorplex.The “Rocket Shepp” also has more top fives than any other driver (16) and is tied with Madden for the most top-10s (21).Sheppard found past success on the Northern swing last year, reaching Victory Lane the last time the Series visited Gondik Law Speedway and River Cities Speedway.Championship Experience: When the Series moves North, it means Brent Larson gets to race close to his Lake Elmo, MN home.But he also has more experience than any other World of Outlaws driver heading into Tuesday’s race at Gondik Law Speedway. Larson is the 2007 track champion at the Superior, WI facility.He has some momentum after a top-five finish on Friday night at Jackson Motorplex. If he can use that along with the number of laps he has at the track, it could put him in position to get his elusive first World of Outlaws victory.Madden Momentum: Another driver with momentum heading into this four-race week is Chris Madden. The Gray Court, SC driver scored two top-fives at Jackson Motorplex, keeping his trend of consistency going in 2021.“Smokey” has more wins than any other driver this season and is second behind Sheppard for the most top-fives (15).While Madden has been consistent, he still trails Sheppard by 68 points in the chase for the championship. He’s finished behind Sheppard in five of the last six races and will need to turn that around to keep his title hopes alive with 24 races to go.Erb is Rolling: While Sheppard and Madden have been consistent all season, Dennis Erb Jr. has made impressive strides over the last eight races.Since the start of June, Erb is tied for the most Series wins (2) in that time span with Brandon Overton. The Carpentersville, IL driver has also collected four top fives in the span, and finished in the top-10 in seven of the last eight races.Erb’s consistency vaulted him into the top-five in the Series standings—24 points behind fourth-place Ricky Weiss.If the “One Man Band” can keep his hot streak going, he could find himself moving up another spot by the end of the week.When and WhereJuly 13: Gondik Law Speedway in Superior, WI
July 16: River Cities Speedway in Grand Forks, ND
July 17: I-94 Sure Step Speedway in Fergus Falls, MN
July 18: Red Cedar Speedway in Menomonie, WIAbout The TracksGondik Law Speedway is a 3/8-mile banked oval
River Cities Speedway is a 1/4-mile high-banked oval
I-94 Sure Step Speedway is a 3/8-mile oval
Red Cedar Speedway is a 3/8-mile semi-banked ovalPREVIOUS GONDIK LAW SPEEDWAY WINNERS
2020- Brandon Sheppard
2013- Tim McCreadie
2010- Jimmy Mars
2019 – Brandon Sheppard on July 12
2018 – Mike Marlar on July 13
2017 – Shane Clanton on July 14
2015 – Tim McCreadie on July 10
2014 – Tim Fuller on July 18
2012 – Darrell Lanigan on July 13
2011 – Tim McCreadie on July 15
2010 – Austin Hubbard on July 9
2009 – Josh Richards on July 10
2008 – Brady Smith on July 11
2007 – Tim Fuller on June 12
2019- Chase JunghansOnlineGondik Law Speedway: http://gondiklawspeedway.com
River Cities Speedway: http://www.rivercitiesspeedway.com
I-94 Sure Step Speedway: http://www.i94speedways.com
Red Cedar Speedway: https://redcedarspeedway.comTrack RecordsGondik Law Speedway: 16.543 set by Rick Eckert on July 5, 2013
River Cities Speedway: 11.321 set by Mike Marlar
I-94 Sure Step Speedway: Not Registered
Red Cedar Speedway: 16.168 set by Brandon Sheppard on July 14, 2019On the Internet
World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Models Series
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DIRTVision – DIRTVision.com – Platinum annual FAST PASS for $299 or monthly FAST PASS for $39/monthAround the turn: The Most Powerful Late Models on the Planet travel to Fairbury Speedway in Fairbury, IL for the $50,000-to-win Prairie Dirt Classic July 30-31.Feature Winners: (16 Drivers)
Rank- Driver- Hometown-WinsChris Madden, Gray Court, SC-4Brandon Overton, Evans, GA-3Kyle Strickler, Mooresville, NC-2
Devin Moran, Dresden, OH-2
Bobby Pierce, Oakwood, IL-2
Brandon Sheppard, New Berlin, IL-2
Dennis Erb Jr., Carpentersville, IL-2Kyle Bronson, Brandon, FL-1
Mike Spatola, Manhattan, IL-1
Josh Richards, Shinnston, WV-1
Tim McCreadie, Watertown, NY-1
Cade Dillard, Robeline, LA-1
Shannon Babb, Moweaqua, IL-1
Rick Eckert, York, PA-1
Dave Hess, Waterford, PA-1
Frank Heckenast Jr., Franfort, KY-1DRYDENE HEAT RACE WINNERS (46 Drivers)
Rank- Driver- Hometown-WinsChris Madden, Gray Court, SC-10Brandon Sheppard, New Berlin, IL-9Cade Dillard, Robeline, LA-6Rick Eckert, York, PA-5
Tyler Bruening, Decorah, IA-5
Brandon Overton, Evans, GA-5Tim McCreadie, Watertown, NY-4
Tyler Bruening, Decorah, IA-4
Bobby Pierce, Oakwood, IL-4
Kyle Strickler, Mooresville, NC-4Kyle Bronson, Brandon, FL-3Devin Moran, Dresden, OH- 2
Ross Bailes, Clover, SC- 2
Ricky Weiss, Headingly, MB-2
Shannon Babb, Moweaqua, IL- 2
Boom Briggs, Bear Lake, PA-2
Scott Bloomquist, Mooresburg, TN-2
Dennis Erb Jr., Carpentersville, IL-2
Mason Zeigler, Chalk Hill, PA-2Dale Mcdowell, Chickamauga, GA- 1
Darell Lanigan, Union, KY-1
Parker Martin, Milledgeville, GA-1
Brent Larson, Lake Elmo, MN-1
Mike Marlar, Winfield, TN-1
Hudson O’Neal, Martinsville, IN-1
Ricky Thornton Jr., Chandler, AZ-1
Jonathan Davenport, Blairsville, GA-1
Brian Shirley, Chatham, IL-1
Ryan Unzicker, El Paso, IL-1
Taylor Scheffler, Waukesha, WI- 1
Mike Spatola, Manhattan, IL-1
Kevin Weaver, Gibson City, IL-1
Josh Richards, Shinnston, WV-1
Jimmy Owens, Newport, TN-1
Ryan Gustin, Marshalltown, IA-1
Dan Stone, Thompson, PA-1
Billy Moyer, Batesville, AR-1
Frank Heckenast Jr., Frankfort, IL-1
Dave Hess, Waterford, PA-1
Chris Hackett, Erie, PA-1
Spencer Hughes, Meridian, MS-1
Mike Norris, Sarver, PA-1
Mark Whitener, Middleburg, FL-1
Chub Frank, Bear Lake, PA-1
Max Blair, Titusville, PA-1
Chad Simpson, Mt. Vernon, IA-1Last Chance Showdown Winners (29 drivers)
Rank- Driver- Hometown-WinsRicky Weiss, Headingly, MB-4Brent Larson, Lake Elmo, MN-3
Dale McDowell, Chickamauga, GA-3Brandon Sheppard, New Berlin, IL-2
Boom Briggs, Bear Lake, PA-2
Rick Eckert, York, PA-2
Tyler Bruening, Decorah, IA-2Ross Robinson, Georgetown, DE- 1
Scott Bloomquist, Mooresburg, TN-1
Chase Junghans, Manhattan, KS-1
Brandon Overton, Evans, GA- 1
Dennis Erb, Jr., Carpentersville, IL-1
Mike Norris, Sarver, PA- 1
Stacy Boles, Clinton, TN-1
Kyle Strickler, Mooresville, NC-1
Kyle Bronson, Brandon, FL-1
Jonathan Davenport, Blairsville, GA-1
Chris Simpson, Oxford, IA-1
Jake Timm, Winona, MN-1
Taylor Scheffler, Waukesha, WI- 1
Gordy Gundaker, St. Charles, MO-1
Cade Dillard, Robeline, LA-1
Tyler Bare, Rockbridge Baths, VA-1
Trevor Gundaker, St. Charles, MO-1
Greg Oakes, Franklinville, NY-1
Mark Whitener, Middleburg, FL-1
Jared Miley, Pittsburgh, PA-1
Mike Benedum, Salem, WV-1
Darrell Lanigan, Union, KY-1
Gregg Satterlee, Indiana, PA-1PODIUM FINISHES (36 drivers)
Rank – Driver, Hometown – PodiumsBrandon Sheppard, New Berlin, IL-12Chris Madden, Gray Court, SC-8Bobby Pierce, Oakwood, IL-4
Brandon Overton, Evans, GA – 4
Frank Heckenast, Franfort, IL- 4Kyle Strickler, Mooresville, NC – 3
Devin Moran, Dresden, OH-3
Cade Dillard, Robeline, LA – 3
Ryan Gustin, Marshalltown, IA-3
Dennis Erb Jr., Carpentersville, IL-3Kyle Bronson, Brandon, FL – 2
Shannon Babb, Moweaqua, IL-2
Rick Eckert, York, PA-2
Tyler Bruening, Decorah, IA-2
Scott Bloomquist, Mooresburg, TN – 2Darrell Lanigan, Union, KY – 1
Hudson O’Neal, Martinsville, IN – 1
Ricky Thornton, Jr., Chandler, AZ – 1
Dale McDowell, Chickamauga, GA – 1
Mike Marlar, Winfield, TN-1
Jonathan Davenport, Blairsville, GA-1
Ryan Unzicker, El Paso, IL-1
Mike Spatola, Manhattan, IL-1
Josh Richards, Shinnston, WV-1
Tim McCreadie, Watertown, NY-1
Ross Bailes, Clover, SC-1
Ricky Weiss, Headingly, MB-1
Scott James, Bright, IN-1
Billy Moyer, Batesville, AR-1
Brent Larson, Lake Elmo, MN-1
Jimmy Mars, Menomonie, WI-1
Dan Stone, Thompson, PA-1
Dave Hess, Waterford, PA-1
Max Blair, Titusville, PA-1
Mike Norris, Sarver, PA-1
Mark Whitener, Middleburg, FL-1HARD CHARGER (14 drivers)
Rank – Driver, Hometown – H.C.Ricky Weiss, Headingly, MB – 4Brandon Sheppard, New Berlin, IL – 3Chase Junghans, Manhattan, KS – 2
Brent Larson, Lake Elmo, MN-2
Cade Dillard, Robeline, LA-2
Darrell Lanigan, Union, KY-2
Chris Madden, Gray Court, SC-2
Boom Briggs, Bear Lake, PA – 2Brandon Overton, Evans, GA-1
Ricky Thornton Jr., Chandler, AZ-1
Jason Jameson, Lawrenceburg, IN-1
Logan Martin, West Plains, MO-1
Dan Stone, Thompson, PA-1
Ross Robinson, Georgetown, DE-1
Gregg Satterlee, Rochester Mills, PA-1SLICK WOODY’S QUICK TIME Award (16 drivers)
Rank – Driver, Hometown – QTsChris Madden, Gray Court, SC-3
Brandon Sheppard, New Berlin, IL-3Kyle Strickler, Mooresville, NC – 2
Brandon Overton, Evans, GA-2
Bobby Pierce, Oakwood, IL – 2Kyle Bronson, Brandon, FL – 1
Devin Moran, Dresden, OH – 1
Donald McIntosh, Dawsonville, GA- 1
Taylor Scheffler, Waukesha, WI- 1
Dennis Erb Jr., Carpentersville, IL-1
Billy Moyer, Batesville, AR-1
Boom Briggs, Bear Lake, PA-1
Rick Eckert, York, PA-1
Dave Hess, Waterford, PA-1
Ryan Gustin, Marshalltown, IA-1
Mike Norris, Sarver, PA-12021 World of Outlaws Late Model Schedule & WinnersNo./ Day, Date / Track / Location / Winner (Total Wins)
1. Thursday, Jan. 14 / Volusia Speedway Park / Barberville, FL / Kyle Bronson (1)
2. Saturday, Jan. 16 / Volusia Speedway Park / Barberville, FL / Kyle Strickler (1)
3. Wednesday, Feb. 10 / Volusia Speedway Park / Barberville, FL / Kyle Strickler (2)
4. Thursday, Feb. 11 / Volusia Speedway Park / Barberville, FL / Devin Moran (1)
5. Friday, Feb. 12 / Volusia Speedway Park / Barberville, FL / Brandon Overton (1)
6. Saturday, March 6/ Smoky Mountain Speedway/ Maryville, TN/ Chris Madden (1).
7. Friday, March 26 / Cherokee Speedway / Gaffney, SC / Jimmy Owens/Brandon Sheppard
8.Friday, April 2/Farmer City Raceway/Farmer City, IL/ Mike Spatola(1)
9. Saturday, April 3/ Farmer City Raceway/Farmer City, IL/Bobby Pierce(1)
10. Friday, April 9/Bristol Motor Speedway, Bristol, TN/Josh Richards(1)
11. Sunday, April 11/Bristol Motor Speedway, Bristol, TN/Devin Moran(2)
12. Friday, April 23/Richmond Raceway, Richmond, KY/Tim McCreadie(1)
13. Friday, April 30/Boone Speedway, Boone IA/Cade Dillard(1)/Shannon Babb(1)
14. Saturday, May 1/Boone Speedway, Boone IA/Bobby Pierce(2)
15.Friday, May 7/Mississippi Thunder Speedway, Fountain City, WI/Brandon Sheppard(1)
16.Saturday May 8/Mississippi Thunder Speedway, Fountain City, WI/Chris Madden(2)
17. Friday May 21/ Port Royal Speedway, Port Royal, PA/Chris Madden(3)
18. Saturday May 22/Port Royal Speedway, Port Royal, PA/Chris Madden (4)
19. Friday June 4/Circle City Raceway, Indianapolis, IN/Dennis Erb Jr. (1)
20. Saturday June 5/Plymouth Raceway, Plymouth, IN/Rick Eckert (1)
21. Thursday June 17/Stateline Speedway, Busti, NY/Dave Hess(1)
22. Thursday June 24/Lernerville Speedway, Sarver, PA/Brandon Sheppard(2)
23. Friday June 25/Lernerville Speedway, Sarver, PA/Brandon Overton(2)
24. Saturday June 26/Lernerville Speedway, Sarver, PA/Brandon Overton(3)
25. Friday July 9/Jackson Motorplex, Jackson, MN/Frank Heckenast Jr. (1)
25. Saturday July 10/Jackson Motorplex, Jackson, MN/Dennis Erb Jr.(2)
The World of Outlaws Morton Buildings® Late Model Series is brought to fans across the country by many important sponsors and partners, including: DIRTVision (Official Live Broadcast Partner), Drydene (Official Motor Oil), Hoosier Racing Tire (Official Tire), iRacing (Official Online Racing Game), Morton Buildings (Official Building), SIS Insurance (Official Insurance Provider) VP Racing Fuels (Official Racing Fuel); in addition to contingency sponsors, including: Arizona Sport Shirts/Gotta Race, ARP (Automotive Racing Products), Cometic Gasket, COMP Cams, MSD, Penske Racing Shocks, Quarter Master, Slick Woody’s (Quick Time Award), and Wrisco (Exclusive Racing Aluminum); along with manufacturer sponsors, including: Capital Race Cars, FireAde, Integra Shocks, Intercomp, K1 Race Gear, Racing Electronics, Reliable Painting, and Rocket Chassis.Founded in 1978, the World of Outlaws®, based in Concord, NC, is the premier national touring series for dirt track racing in North America, featuring the most powerful cars on dirt, the World of Outlaws NOS® Energy Drink Sprint Car Series and the World of Outlaws Morton Buildings® Late Model Series. Annually, the two series race nearly 140 times at tracks across the United States and Canada. CBS Sports Network is the official broadcast partner of the World of Outlaws. DIRTVision® also broadcasts World of Outlaws events over the Internet to fans around the world. Learn more about the World of Outlaws.